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The Tour Report

September 15 2012

3:00 PM

FedExCup preview: Bubba Watson

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The top 30 in FedExCup points are headed to East Lake for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Here’s a look at Bubba Watson, one of the 30 players who will contend for the FedExCup title.

SCENARIOS TO WIN FEDEXCUP: For Watson to win the FedExCup, he MUST win the TOUR Championship and have the following scenarios fall into place:
> Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes T-6 or worse
> Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes in T-4 or worse
> Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes T-3 or worse
> Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes in a 3-way tie for 2nd or worse
> Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes T-2 or worse

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SEASON IN REVIEW: Watson captured the attention of the golf world in April when he curved a shot out of the trees on the right side of the 10th fairway and beat Louis Oosthuizen on the second hole of sudden death at the Masters. The victory was the fourth of his career and one of six top-10s so far in 2012. He also tied for second at the Travelers Championship, a tournament he won in 2010. Watson, who made news off the course when he and his wife Angie adopted a son, has two top-12 finishes in the Playoffs, along with one missed cut. -- Helen Ross

PATH TO TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Here’s a look at Watson's results in the first three events of the 2012 FedExCup Playoffs:
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PREVIOUS FEDEXCUP FINISHES: Here is how Watson has finished in previous Playoffs appearances:

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EAST LAKE HISTORY: This is Watson's fourth start in the TOUR Championship, having played the event each of the last two years. Watson's best finish is a tie for 17th in 2010. He also finished 30th in 2008 and tied for 23rd last season.

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Fred Albers, on-course correspondent for SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, provides a quick look at Watson:
This is the most enigmatic man on the PGA TOUR. I never have a feel for how Bubba is going to play. I think he's done a great job handling both his victory at the Masters and a new baby this year. His length will play well at East Lake.

WATCH: Watson talks about his dream win at the Masters

PLAYER PAGE: Click here for more on Bubba Watson

Now it’s your turn. How do you think Watson will fare at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola?